if you're in the Western Solomons at the moment, you'd appreciate just how useful Windy's Satellite layer is. not to mention the ECMWF fcsts and all the other stuff. love yr work Ivo & co !!!
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RE: Do you miss historical data on Windy? Here's what to do (edited 07/2017)
Windy[ty] is an absolute gamechanger. Have been using since first launched, and its just keeps getting better [living in equatorial lats once youve used Windyty with ECMWF data theres no going back!] thanks so much Ivo, Pavel and team!!!
Living with the ocean in remote SW Pacific where observed data is nonexistent or highly unreliable, hindcasting is critical to understanding how weather systems impact local conditions. Being able to step back even a few days [prior to current time] on the timeline provides the granularity that all archive subscription services over the years have failed to, being able to pull up previous seasons wind and waves at that granularity….total game changer!
For planning oceanographic charters months ahead, being able to access historical data in Windy's UI adds hugely useful context in predicting trough, ridge, and frontal trends, even rainfall anomalies, which are notoriously difficult to fcst here in the SPCZ. Damn handy for planning those all-too-rare kiting and surfing strike missions around Sols too ;)